[ANNOUNCE] deprecation of xkbdata

Jeremy C. Reed reed at reedmedia.net
Mon Dec 4 11:41:41 PST 2006

> I don't think we ever made this official, so here it is.  data/xkbdata
> is now deprecated, and is not considered part of 7.2.  Please use
> xkeyboard-config[0], which is much better maintained, fully translated,
> and significantly cleaner.

1) xkeyboard-config configure script uses non-portable "test".

2) It requires GNU make (gmake).

3) The configure doesn't use commonly used --prefix (but has around 20 
other --foodir options). Ouch, it cluttered up my file system :) This is 
fixed in CVS.

4) Installing attempts to delete a directory with "rm -f" which fails. 
(They probably assume they are deleting a symlink.)

5) It assumes /var/lib/xkb for compiled directory. /var/lib may be wrong. 
I think xserver uses --with-xkb-output for this.

(I didn't report 4 and 5 above as I don't know this software and may need 
more details before reporting.)

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